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St. Andrew Music Society Concerts

The Saint Andrew Music Society (SAMS) was founded by Madison Avenue Presbyterian Church in 1965 to provide a setting for outstanding concerts in the favorable acoustics and warm atmosphere of our beautiful sanctuary.

We invite you to attend our Music on Madison series on Sunday afternoons from October through May featuring performances by guest artists and ensembles. Our resident choral society, the Saint Andrew Chorale, presents four additional major concerts with orchestras and instrumentalists, performing great sacred choral works throughout the season.

The Saint Andrew Music Society relies on the contributions of our "Friends of the Saint Andrew Music Society." Donations are tax-deductible to the extent provided by law, and donors are acknowledged in the major concert programs throughout the season.

Admission to most Music on Madison concerts is by suggested donation at the door. Tickets for the concerts sung by the Saint Andrew Chorale and Professional Choir of MAPC may be purchased in advance or at the door. Purchasing tickets in advance through a SAMS Choral Subscription offers a 25% savings off full admission. Individual tickets for the Saint Andrew Chorale’s Brahms Requiem on November 16; Elora Festival Singers on March 15; Professional Choir of MAPC on March 29; and the Saint Andrew Chorale and New York City Children’s Chorus on May 3, may also be purchased online by using a credit card.

Upcoming Concerts

Katherine Wessinger, soprano Helen Karloski, mezzo-soprano Elizabeth Hastings, piano “Songs My Mother Taught Me” Two of MAPC’s professional singers will present a recital celebrating female relationships between mothers and daughters, sisters and friends. From the joys of birth, to the pain and loss in death, the program will encompass vocal solos and duets by Purcell, Brahms, Dvoƙák, Messager and Menotti, to twentieth-century works including Poulenc’s song cycle La Courte Paille; Britten’s A Charm of Lullabies and Two Ballads; and songs by contemporary composers Jake Heggie and Jeff Blumenkrantz. Complete program details and artists' biographies may be found in the Press Release (.PDF) below. Admission is by suggested donation at the door: $20 ($15 - Students/62+); Children 12 & Under: free!
Music on Madison: Songs My Mother Taught Me
Madison Avenue Presbyterian Church  •  February 8
Beethoven, Chopin, Liszt & Godowsky Nadejda Vlaeva has received great acclaim as a recitalist and recording artist. She returns to the Music on Madison series to perform pinnacles of the piano repertoire: Chopin’s Ballade in G minor; Beethoven’s ‘Moonlight’ Sonata; Liszt’s Sonata in B minor; and four movements Leopold Godowsky’s Renaissance Suite - masterful and playful arrangements of works by Rameau. Admission is by suggested donation at the door: $20 ($15 - Students/62+); Children 12 & Under: free!
Music on Madison: Nadejda Vlaeva, piano
Madison Avenue Presbyterian Church  •  March 1
Elora Festival Singers Noel Edison, conductor James Bourne, piano; Andrew Henderson, organ The Elora Festival Singers has established a reputation as one of the finest chamber choirs in Canada and beyond, through regular concerts, recordings, broadcasts and touring. Founded by Noel Edison in 1980, the all-professional chamber choir is the choir-in-residence of the Elora Festival for four weeks each summer, and is the core of the renowned Toronto Mendelssohn Choir. With ten releases on the NAXOS label, the EFS is known for its rich, warm sound and clarity of texture. Their program will feature works by Canadian composers as well as works by Poulenc, Eric Whitacre, and excerpts from Rachmaninoff’s Vespers. General Admission: $25; Students/62+: $20. Individual tickets for this concert may be purchased in advance or as part of MAPC’s Choral Subscription series (see below).
Music on Madison: Elora Festival Singers
Madison Avenue Presbyterian Church  •  March 15

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